2005-06: Set a career-high in goals (33)...Among team leaders, ranked first in goals, first in game-winners (6) and first in power play goals (14)...Recorded three straight game-winners, Nov. 13 - 18, and became only the third player in franchise history to accomplish that feat (also Pierre Turgeon from Nov. 13 - 17, 2002 and Wayne Connelly from Jan. 27 - 31, 1968)...Appeared in his 600th career NHLgame on Dec. 21 at Columbus...Registered a career-high six-game goal scoring streak (6 goals), Dec. 7 - 19...Earned a Silver Medal with Team Finland at the 2006 Winter Olympics, collecting three goals and five assists for eight points with a +6 rating...Notched two assists, including his 200th career NHLassist, on Mar. 11 at Vancouver...Tied for the team lead in playoff goals (3)in five post-season outings.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Did not play competitive hockey in 2004-05Has won three Selke Trophies over his career, tying Guy Carbonneau for the second most Selke awards in league history (Bob Gainey has four)...Has been nominated for the Selke a total of six times...In 2003-04, notched six multi-point games on the season, including one three-point contest on Dec. 22 at Carolina (2-1-3)...Was scoreless in five post-season games...During the 2004 World Cup with silver-medal winning Finland, finished tied for second on the team in assists (3) and in points (4)In 2002-03, won his third Selke Trophy and set a new career-high in goals (31)...Among NHL leaders, ranked tied for fourth in game-tying goals (2) and fourth in plus/minus (+39)...Among team leaders, finished first in goals, tied for first in game-tying goals, first in plus/minus, first in shots (238) and fourth in points (48)...Recorded his second career hat trick (also Jan. 17, 2001 vs. Nashville) with three goals on Jan. 7 vs. Los Angeles...Tallied two goals, his 20th and 21st of the season, on Jan. 29 vs. Calgary, giving him the fifth 20-goal season of his career...His first goal was his 300th career NHL point...Appeared in his 500th career NHL game on Mar. 15 at Edmonton...Tallied his 30th goal of the season on Mar. 19 at Atlanta, becoming the sixth player since the team came to Dallas to post 30 goals in one season...In 2001-02, ranked tied for fourth in the NHL in game-tying goals (2) and tied for seventh in plus/minus (+27)...Finished first on the team in plus/minus (+27), tied for first in game-tying goals (2), second in points (49), second in game-winning goals (4), tied for second in goals (25) and tied for third in power play goals (7)...Was selected to play at the 2002 NHL All-Star Game, but missed the outing due to injury...In 2000-01, tied for fourth on the team in goals (20) and was sixth in points (45)...Registered his first career hat trick on Jan. 17 vs. Nashville on a career-high eight shots...His third goal was his 200th career NHL point...In 1999-00, missed 30 games, Oct. 20-Dec. 29, with a fractured ankle...Appeared in eight games after returning from injury and then missed the next 35 contests, Jan. 20-Apr. 7, after aggravating his ankle injury...Missed the first 10 games of the playoffs, Apr. 12-May 7, with soreness in his ankle...In 1998-99, won his second consecutive Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forwardWas just the third player to capture the award in consecutive seasons, joining Gainey (1978-81) and Carbonneau (1988-89)Tied for sixth in the NHL, and tied for first on the team in plus/minus with a career-high +29Scored the first goal of the game in Game Six at Buffalo and assisted on Hull's Cup-winning goal...Won his first Selke Trophy in 1997-98...Scored two goals on Oct. 7. at Buffalo, including his first career penalty shot (the game-winner)...In 1996-97, finished third in the Selke Trophy voting...Named the Stars Rookie of the Year in 1995-96...Captured NHL Rookie of the Month honors for February, 1996 (13 gp, 4-12-16)...This included a four-point effort on Feb. 16 (0-4-4) which set personal bests for assists and points in a game...In 1994-95, played with TPS in the Finnish League, scoring 19 goals and 23 assists for 42 points...Led the team to the Finnish League title...Scored 39 points (19-20-39) in 42 games for TPS in 1993-94, leading the team to the Finnish League Finals.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Tied for first on Team Finland at the 2002 Olympics in points (3) and tied for second in assists (2)...Tied for seventh overall in scoring at the 1998 Olympics with six points (4-2-6) as the Finns captured the bronze medal...Played for Team Finland in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey...Led the Team Finland to its first gold medal in the World Championships in 1995...Was named to the tournament All-Star team...Also played for Finlands 1994 Olympic Team...Was Finlands leading scorer and fourth at the 1993 World Junior Championships, picking up 14 points (6-8-14) in seven games...Received the Seiko Award for being one of the three best players on his team during the 1993 World Championships.
PERSONAL: Hometown:Espoo, Finland... Wife, Jaana...Has twin daughters, Anna and Sofia and one son, Joel...Hobbies: fishing, golf and music...Lists his first job as delivering newspapers...Loves Heavy Metal music and his favorite band is Slayer...His favorite movie is Silence of the Lambs...Looked up to his older brother, Rami, when he was growing up...Favorite NHLcity:New York...Most memorable hockey moment is winning the Stanley Cup in 1999.